+44 (0)203 515 8880 info@academic-guardians.co.uk Chinese (Simplified)EnglishFrenchItalianRussianSpanishThai

About Us

Academic Guardians UK are a guardianship company that pride themselves on supporting you and your child’s needs throughout their UK education experience. Our approach is to establish strong, trusting relationships with you, your child/children, the school, their house parents and the appointed host families. By instilling a safe and nurturing environment we enable your child/children to develop, succeed and mature whilst studying in the UK, under our guardianship.

Our ‘your child at the heart of everything we do’ is embedded into the culture of Academic Guardians UK, driven by the passion and commitment that the directors, Dawn & Andrew Kettle and the AGUK team, express in their everyday activities.

Without compromise, the first priorities are always the student’s safety, wellbeing and development. Andrew’s background as an Education Advisor, tutor, teacher, instructor and coach brings extensive knowledge and understanding of child development both in and out of school. His insight and understanding of the complexity of a student’s needs at any point in their educational journey provides a great deal of reassurance to both the student and the parents.

Dawn’s background in quality assurance is a great benefit to the company. Having previously taken companies through the ISO 9001 & AEGIS accreditation process, her in-depth knowledge and understanding of best practice & quality assurance is the platform from which the company can always ensure the safety and wellbeing of the children under AGUK care.

And, if that wasn’t enough you can also be reassured that Dawn & Andrew and their experienced team are always amenable and contactable just like you are, as parents for your children.

  • Aegis Accredited (Association for the education & guardianship of international students
  • Professional responsive service available 24/7
  • Fully vetted & Experienced host families
  • Locally based co-ordinators (situated nationwide)
  • In depth knowledge of the UK education system

Dear Kelsey,
Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

2018-01-18T16:06:16+00:00

Mr Joe Wong, Parent Lancing College

Dear Kelsey, Brilliant! You're company efficiency is totally amazing and helpful.
Good morning Dawn & Andrew
I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted.
It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods.
This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity.
Have a lovely day

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

2018-04-27T13:03:08+00:00

Patience Evans, Parent St Mary’s

Good morning Dawn & Andrew I will need to personally email and thank you and the host family that my daughters stayed with over the weekend for their kind gesture. Their thoughtfulness towards understanding the need for a girl of my daughters age to feel secured and cared for, I am not taking for granted. It was such a relief when she told me that you had already arranged for a packed lunch and the family provided all their favourite foods. This ones, (host family) you, certainly hand-picked ! And I thank you for that.! With many like them, there is still hope in the loss of empathy in humanity. Have a lovely day
Dear Dawn,
Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always.
Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

2018-04-27T13:03:53+00:00

Peter O’Donoghue, Head of Boys Boarding, Bournemouth Collegiate School

Dear Dawn, Thank you for your mail with Peeranut’s travel arrangements attached. Very efficient, as always. Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your brilliant support throughout the year and to wish you a lovely summer.
Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians
Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home...
Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so.
I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future.
With warmest regards

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

2018-04-27T13:04:39+00:00

Rita Tjahjadi, Parent Prior Park College, Bath

Dear Dawn & team at Academic Guardians Hope things are fine with you. Now the school is over and Sarah is now on her way home... Therefore, I would like to say thank you for all your kindness and hospitality that has been extended to Sarah all this time. Unfortunately, I didn't attend the Speech Day this year so I didn't have the opportunity to express my gratitude personally to you. Hopefully someday somewhere an opportunity would arise for me to do so. I wish you and the whole family a joyful summer break...and all the best for the future. With warmest regards
Dear AGUK,
Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

2018-04-27T13:05:31+00:00

Helen Tomlinson, Head of Boarding, Rye St Antony School

Dear AGUK, Thank you kindly for the travel details that you have sent through for both Natalie and Edith for the end of this term and start of next term - you are very well organised to be this far ahead! Many thanks for clarifying and sending on details for the other girls. It certainly makes life easier when return arrangements are sent in and you are one of the few agencies that does this; much appreciated!
Dear Georgie
Thank you for your letter.
I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

2018-04-27T13:06:14+00:00

Lou Jirong, Parent, Sidcot School

Dear Georgie Thank you for your letter. I have read the letter word by word, and I also told to Shaobo's mother about your letter. We are unable to express our gratitude to you with words and really appreciate your so considerate care and help to Shaobo. And now we could put our minds at ease. It is so good luck for Shaobo to meet you in UK!
Dear Academic Guardians
Thank you.
I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

2018-01-18T16:05:55+00:00

Mark Venn Dunn, Head of Boarding ACS Cobham International School

Dear Academic Guardians Thank you. I am very impressed with your smooth and effective organisation. All the very best.